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Lab Created Information

What is a Lab Created Gemstone?

Lab created and Lab grown and synthetic are synonymous terms. To use any of these terms, according to the FTC, the gemstone must be identical to the natural in every way. Composition, Hardness, and Optically. Below is an excerpt from the FTC guidelines for gemstone sales for your reference
"(c) It is unfair or deceptive to use the word "laboratory-grown," "laboratory-created," "[manufacturer name]-created," or "synthetic" with the name of any natural stone to describe any industry product unless such industry product has essentially the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as the stone named."

No Lab Gemstone is RARE, as the rough can be made anytime.

Below is a list of Lab Gemstones and correct composition:

  • Lab Emerald - Beryl(pricey)
  • Lab Aquamarine - Beryl(Pricey)
  • Lab Alexandrite - Color Change Chysoberyl(pricey)
  • Lab Ruby - Corundum
  • Lab Sapphire - Corundum
  • Lab Spinel - Spinel
  • Lab Diamond - Diamond(same cost as natural diamond)
  • Lab Amethyst - Quartz
  • Lab Citrine - Quartz
  • Lab Ametrine - Quartz
  • Lab Garnet - Garnet

Common Simulated Gemstones - simulated gemstones don't have the same properties as the natural gemstones but resemble the natural stone

  • Tanzanite - Glass(polysilicate) -Cubic Zirconia - Forsterite(expensive)
  • Aquamarine - Glass - Lab Spinel
  • Alexandrite - Lab Corundum /  Color change glass
  • Amethyst - Purple Glass - Cubic  Zirconia
  • Citrine - Yellow Glass - Cubic Zirconia
  • Diamond - Cubic Zirconia - YAG - Mossianite
  • Emerald - Glass - spinel - diffused topaz - Lab corundum
  • Garnet - Glass - Cubic Zirconia - Lab Corundum
  • Mexican Opal - Glass - Cubic Zirconia - lab Corundum
  • Peridot - Glass - Cubic Zirconia
  • Blue/Swiss Topaz - Glass - Lab Quartz - Lab Spinel
  • Tourmaline - Glass - Lab Corundum - Lab Spinel

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